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Rune rolls into Brisbane quarters after another tough slog

TOP seed Holger Rune is not having the easiest run of matches or playing at his peak performance despite facing lower ranked opponents, but the Dane was still able to secure his place in the Brisbane International quarter finals. After having to come from behind against Australian Max Purcell in the first round, Rune was […]

Demon defeats Djoker as Aussies reach semis

WITHOUT a doubt the biggest win of his career, Alex de Minaur took down the best player in the world in Novak Djokovic with a sublime straight sets performance to send Australia into the 2024 United Cup semi-finals. On a day where all four results were 3-0 whitewashes – largely due to teams putting in […]

Doubles Dutch allows Norway into final eight

A STUNNING last gasp hurrah from Dutch dup Wesley Koolhof and Demi Schuurs has sensationally allowed Norway a place in the quarter finals after a thrilling finish to Group F. In what was the closest group in Sydney, Croatia had taken the tie with two singles wins – after a shock loss to Norway the […]

Teen wildcard causes Hong Kong upset

IT WAS a dream start to 2024 for Chinese teenager Juncheng Shang, who upset seventh seed Laslo Djere in the opening round of Hong Kong Tennis Open yesterday. Shang, ranked 183rd in the world was able to mastermind the victory over the world number 33, some 10 years his senior, 6-7 6-3 7-6. That included […]

Demon delight sends Aussies into quarters

AUSTRALIA has sensationally reached the quarter finals of the 2024 United Cup after another typical Alex de Minaur display in the green and gold, taking down top 10 talent, Taylor Fritz and potentially eliminating reigning champions the United States from the tournament. The United States face a nervous wait through today, with Group E’s clash […]

Popyrin ends year with three-hour epic against mate

IT was quite the tiring finish for Alexei Popyrin in Brisbane, as the talented 24-year-old overcame compatriot Christopher O’Connell in an epic three set match that lasted more than three hours at Brisbane International. Having only played one match against each other previously – where Popyrin won in straight sets at the Rome Masters last […]

North Americans survive United Cup thrillers

IT was far from easy, but both Canada and the United States won in third set super tiebreak circumstances during yesterday’s United Cup. Gaining greater resistance than perhaps they thought – and Canada not utilising top singles player Felix Auger-Aliassime – the pair overcame Chile and Great Britain respectively. With Canada coming up against the […]

China finds Czech mate in clean sweep

CHINA stunned Group E’s top ranked nation in Czech Republic with a 3-0 clean sweep over higher ranked opponents. Though the Asian nation was regarded as a dark horse coming into the tournament, few could have predicted that China would breeze past one of the tournament favourites. Zhizhen Zhang had the first big challenge up […]

Brits bring best in win over Aussies

GREAT Britain has moved a step closer to the knockout stages of the 2024 United Cup, having defeated Australia 2-1 in Perth overnight. After a hard-fought men’s singles match, Cameron Norrie just snuck home against Australian Alex de Minaur in a third set tiebreaker, before top ranked British woman Katie Boulter took care of her […]

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